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A Short Geek Starter Guide For Figure Collectors

Nowadays, children are not the only ones who collect different kinds of toys or figures. Teens and adults also have a passion for acquiring items they regard as a token of something dear to them.

As geeks of our unique amusement, we start collecting base on what we want most. There is always a sense of pleasure lingering from wanting a visual or tangible representation of what we love, to the process of obtaining it.

Whether it is from an anime series, video game, movies, or TV shows, nothing can stop some of us from getting that rare memorabilia. They usually come in the form of posters, printed garments, accessories and figures or statues.

Action figures are of the most common collectibles as many people crush or admire a character. Usually, these models come in plastic or resin. The inspiration for some famous figures come from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, G.I. Joe, Harry Potter, and more. In the anime niche, statues of characters from Dragon Ball, One Piece and Naruto are some of the most sought-after.

If you’re planning to build a massive figure collection, let’s discuss some of the most important things you need to know. This short guide aims to get anyone ready for buying and collecting figures.

What Figures To Collect?

With tons of options on eBay and Amazon, it’s hard to decide which of those items would serve as the best start. For first timers and those who are still trying to figure things out, here’s a list of your choices:

Nendoroids

These are miniature versions of figures that can turn the creepiest anime creature out there to a loveable being. They come in a square box with several parts, including those that display various facial expressions of the character.

Bobbleheads

Bobble head dolls are cheaper alternatives to Nendoroid, though they usually don’t have spare faces or heads. These are dolls with a disproportionately large head mounted on a spring so that it bobs up and down. Apart from spring-type B-heads, some necks are of plastic joints, and they don’t nod as much.

Figma

These types of figures showcase natural movement and articulation. Most characters immortalized into these statues come from anime shows or films and may occur at high prices.

Avoiding Counterfeit Products

While it’s good to get items at a low price, remind yourself that quality may be at stake. Look for official seals or only purchase from accredited stores. Companies manufacturing these figures often include a certificate of authenticity, which is incredibly difficult to copy.

Some sellers in eBay sell bootleg figures, so please watch out for them. Watch YouTube posts of some collectors who share unboxing videos. It’s a smart way to see how your item should look like when they arrive.

Wrapping Up

Figure collection is an enjoyable hobby, especially for geeks who have money to burn. So if you want to become one of them, the above info should help you to get started in this ambition. Don’t forget to share your figure collection with us!